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James Michael Ryan Jr.

James Michael Ryan JrAge: 92 years19232015

James Michael Ryan Jr
Given names
James Michael
Name suffix
Birth April 19, 1923 32 31
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Ryan Sr
October 30, 1926 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 6 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Henry Smith
December 4, 1930 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 26 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM
Death of a fatherJames Michael Ryan Sr
December 15, 1958 (Age 35 years)

Death of a motherKatherine Elizabeth Smith
1970 (Age 46 years)

Death of a sisterKatherine E. Ryan
June 29, 1991 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Ryan Sr
January 3, 1998 (Age 74 years)
Death of a wifeFrancis Lettie Dennis
November 12, 2006 (Age 83 years)
Death June 21, 2015 (Age 92 years)
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elder sister
Katherine E. Ryan
Birth: about 1913 22 21Maryland, United States
Death: June 29, 1991Baltimore, Maryland, United States
4 years
younger brother
William Henry Ryan Sr
Birth: October 30, 1926 35 35Carney, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: January 3, 1998Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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James M. "Ace" Ryan, 92, of Fallston, MD, passed away on June 21, 2015 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late James Michael Ryan and Catherine Elizabeth (Smith) Ryan and husband, for 64 years, of the late Frances L. (Dennis) Ryan. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, he served in the 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group during WWII where he was a flight navigator on B17 Bombers. He was a member of the American Legion in Bel Air, the Fallston VFW and the Maryland School Bus Contractors Association. He was Vice President of Heer Brothers Inc. in Baltimore where he worked for 35 years, and was the owner and operator, for 40 years, of Ryan Transportation, Inc. where he transported school children for Harford County Public Schools. He enjoyed being with his family camping, crabbing, and riding his three wheeler which he still did at the age of 92.

Mr. Ryan is survived by his sons, James M. Ryan III of Darlington, John D. Ryan of Aberdeen and Jan P. Ryan of Bel Air; daughter, Joyce A. Glorioso of Fallston; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Senator Bob Hooper House, c/o Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 405, Bel Air, MD 21014.

A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at Fallston Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, July 12th from 1 till 5 pm.

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